New Year

Another year has come and gone. They go so quickly don’t they? 2014 was another great one for our family. A little babe turned one, a big boy started school, a new babe was born. Here’s hoping we are blessed for a happy and healthy 2015. As 2014 draws to a close I can’t help but feel excited for the new year. I’m sure I’m not alone when I view it as a fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning. I, like many others, have found myself making a mental list of “Resolutions”, things to change, things to start doing, things to eliminate. In one breath I found myself vowing to be more care-free, and in the next I’m promising to stay on top of all the cleaning. HA

With three babes and a hubby sharing my life and time I’ve decided to take a different approach this year. Instead of Resolutions to stick to (and feel terrible about when another year passes and I haven’t stayed true) I will make a simple lift of goals….let’s call it my “New Year Try List” that way even if I only accomplish one thing or fail miserably at another at least I tried!!!

~ Be nice, all the time, to everyone (even when tired or grumpy)

~ Play with my kids (instead of cleaning what they are trying to play with)

~ Hang out with my sisters more often

~ Call (not Facebook, email or text) my friends

~ Remember the romance (so easy to forget at the end of a tiring day)

~ Don’t forget me (take the bath, the extra 10 minutes to straighten my hair)

~ Stop making ridiculous to-do lists

~ Be healthier (food and exercise)

~ Make the most of each day

Simple and attainable, right? I’ll sure try.

Happy New Years Eve!! I hope you spend it surrounded by loved ones.

CoOkiEs!!!

I am a on super sugar high right now…………….did I mention I love sugar?

I have been baking for weeks now and this evening I believe I maxed out our freezer space. Since the cookies are NOT safe on my counter (there is a cookie monster in our house………….her name is mom) I will be packing up my cookie tins in the morning to distribute to the neighbours. I’ve been doing it since we moved here and much like Clark Griswold’s bonus……..I believe they are expecting them!

Stay tuned for pictures and recipes. I am hoping for a few free minutes to post them before Christmas holidays.

December :: Taking Stock

Making : a Christmas wreath (Pinterest win?)

Drinking : coffee (probably too much)
Reading : nothing (sorry bookclub)
Wanting : my mom to be home for Christmas
Looking : at our wonderfully imperfect kid decorated tree
Sharing : everything I eat (I’m followed by a little girl with a big appetite)
Playing : “let’s clean up and donate some of our toys” (I often play alone)

Sewing : matching sleepsacks for my little ladies

Wishing : for a safe and healthy Christmas

Enjoying : the arrival of December and all the excitement it bring for kiddies

Waiting : for eye-teeth (come on you little bastards)

Liking : this mild weather (makes bus stop trips less bundled)
Wondering : who C3 is going to look like (she’s totally different then C1, C2)
Loving : family time and starting new traditions with mine
Hoping : that C1’s thoughtfulness and kindness rubs off on his siblings (such a sweetheart)
Marveling : at how an almost 2 month old babe lights up and smiles at the sound of her brother and sister’s voices (melts my heart)
Needing : a hair-cut and some new duds
Smelling : freshly bathed Burt’s Bees baby
Wearing : stretch pants, t-shirt and my housecoat (mom uniform?)

Following : the mom-swap a little too closely (don’t need anymore crap!)
Noticing : how chubby our baby girl is getting
Craving : a mint hot chocolate from Starbucks
Bookmarking : Christmas cookie recipes
Opening : boxes of Christmas decorations
Feeling : excited. Christmas becomes magical again once you have children

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